Copts (?), n. pl.; sing. Copt (#). [See Coptic.] Etnol.

1.

An Egyptian race thought to be descendants of the ancient Egyptians.

2.

The principal sect of Christians in Egypt and the valley of the Nile.

⇒ they belong to the Jacobite sect of Monophysite Christians, and for eleven centuries have had possession of the patriarchal chair of Alexandria.

 

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